Temporary relocation of books in Q section

In preparation for an upcoming construction project on Pfau Library’s 4th floor, books in the Q section are being temporarily relocated to a holding area in the basement.

The Q books will be moved to the 5th floor after shelving units are installed to accommodate them. We expect all of these books will be in their new home in time for Fall Quarter.

In the meantime, if you need a book from the Q section, please let staff at the Check-Out Desk know, and we will retrieve it for you.

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Learn How to Use Zotero!

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In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a free citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content. Zotero also lets you save valuable full-text sources as you find them, saving you time during the research process.

  • Thursday, May 11th
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • PL-2005

Space is limited! Register online now.

Can’t make the workshop? Check out our Zotero guide instead!

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Last Two Library Research for Freshmen Workshops!

If you weren’t able to make our Library Research for Freshmen workshop, no worries! We’re offering two more this quarter:

  • Tuesday, May 9th, from noon to 12:50 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7th, from noon to 12:50 pm

Both workshops will be held in the Pfau Library, room PL-2005.

We hope to see you there! Register online today!

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Latest Issue of Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library!

Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library, Spring 2017

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ALA to join March for Science on April 22 | American Libraries Magazine

ALA is joining more than 170 organizations to participate in the March for Science on April 22 and defend the vital role science plays within evidence-based policy making.

Source: ALA to join March for Science on April 22 | American Libraries Magazine

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Workshops Just for Grad Students!

Hey graduate students, check out our workshops designed just for you!

Grad Studies Basic Research: In this workshop, you’ll learn about the deep web, the literature review, and basic search strategies in general databases. You’ll also find out how to get research help in person, online, and via text messaging.

  • Wednesday, April 19th
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • PL-2005

Grad Studies Advanced Research: In this workshop, we’ll explore more databases and search tools, the current information economy, and how to immerse yourself in the literature of your field so that you gain confidence in your subject expertise.

  • Thursday, May 4th
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • PL-2005

Register online now!

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Library Research for Freshmen Workshop Next Week!

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to research through the John M. Pfau Library. Students will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

Attendance verification slips will be available for those who wish to offer extra credit.

Monday, April 17th
4:00 – 4:50 pm
Pfau Library, PL-2005

Space is limited! Register now — don’t miss it!

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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

Clock striking 13

On April 4th the story begins…

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

(Opening sentence of the novel 1984, by George Orwell.)

See for yourself if Winston Smith’s life in the world of Big Brother has any relevance for us in 2017:

Read the book!

A display rack with multiple copies is on the 1st floor near the Check-Out Desk.

See the movie!

April 19 2-4 p.m. in our surround sound theater, PL-5005 (free!).

Join the discussion!

April 26 noon-1 in PL-4005 or April 28 1-2 in PL-5005.


Posted in Community Events, Miscellaneous, Movie Screenings

Workshop: Critical Information Literacy for Graduate Students

Meant for teaching assistants working with lower-division students, this one-hour workshop covers best practices for integrating critical information literacy into your courses, as well as services available to both instructors and students.

  • Monday, April 10
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • PL-2005

Register today!

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Library Hours, Spring 2017

Welcome back! Pfau Library’s regular hours for Spring Quarter are now in effect:

Monday-Thursday 8 AM-11 PM
Friday 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday 9 AM-2 PM
Sunday 1 PM-5 PM

We’re open later during midterms and finals. For additional details, check our Hours page.

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